Please Note: These are the last of the Hidden Canyon Hunter 15016-1 knives we have, and unfortunately they do not come with the original box. However, the knives themselves are in new condition and include original paperwork. Get them while they last!
Every element of the Hunt line of knives from Benchmade have been scrutinized and tested to create the best user experience possible. This premium line of hunting knives feature CPM-S30V steel for excellent corrosion resistant, edge retention, and durabilty. A choice of Dymondwood® or contoured G10 is available to fit your preference; both materials are more than capable of taking on the elements while providing a comfortable interface.
This 15016-1 Hidden Canyon Hunter fixed blade knife has a layered black/gray G10 handle and includes a Kydex sheath.
I only have a few fixed blade knives under 3", but this is by far my go-to for light task. holds a great edge, not too hard to sharpen, and feels awesome in your hand. Very light and small knife you can belt or neck carry, and almost forget it's there.
I replaced the leather loop on the kydex sheath with button loops, and that made this knife so much nicer to carry. This thing is wicked sharp and totally small. A great compact knife for a pack or to carry
This knife feels comfortable in my men's medium sized hands. For a thrusting grip (thumb behind the blade), my pinky comes off the handle. So, I suspect most people with medium or larger hands will want to attach a fob to the handle. The only things that are likely to bother some people are: - The kydex sheath comes pretty far up the handle and there is no thumb ramp to push off. Adding a small fob makes it much easier to draw the knife from the sheath. - If you aren't careful, it would be easy to cut yourself when drawing the knife from the sheath. The sheath is not welded shut, so the blade will come out and cut anything on the open part of the sheath. - The thumb jumping is great, but isn't always where you want it. I would have preferred to have one long section of jimping.
It just arrived today. It took me about an hour on the Wicked Edge to get a symmetric mirror profile, but at least the factory edge was at about 34 degrees. It was pretty rough and asymmetric, but it was sharp. The handle is slightly small for my hands, but the proportions are about perfect for my needs as a small backup camp knife and part time EDC. The nice thing is it's a four finger handle on a very short blade. Most knives this size go three finger, which I don't like. Great steel. Well built. Good style. American made, and still affordable. The sheath is adequate with no rattle. I say nearly home run.